The Hamilton Military Museum
Step Inside Historic Battery Lodge
Burlington Heights, where Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum now stand, was occupied by the British military from 1813 to 1815. Battery Lodge, built in the late 1830s as a gate house for Sir Allan MacNab’s Dundurn estate, originally sat atop an 1812 battery (cannon platform), overlooking York Boulevard.
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Discover Hamilton's Military History
Events at The Military Museum
Selected upcoming events at The Military Museum are featured below. For a full listing of events at all Hamilton Civic Museum sites, check out our Events page.
Visit The Military Museum
|Adult (18 to 59 years)
|Senior (60+ years)
|Student (13 to 17 years) with valid student ID
|Child (6 to 12 years)
|Infant (5 years or younger)
|Family (2 adults & dependent children under 18 years)
Admission to The Hamilton Military Museum is included with admission to Dundurn National Historic Site.
Museum Open Year-round
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm
Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Create & Celebrate
Hamilton Civic Museums is proud to offer a variety of different programs and workshops - from curriculum based learning adventures, to group tours and specialized experiences for Scouts, Guides and community groups.
For curriculum based school programs, click here
For group tours, click here
Check out our events listings for guided tours, workshops and other museum experiences. For museum events, click here
Weddings & Event Venue Rentals
Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special event. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor and outdoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal. Locations include:
- a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’
- a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
- a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
- an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
- one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
- a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola
- Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes
Birthday parties are very popular and space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Decorating varies from site to site, please inquire at the time of booking.
The purchase of a $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.